marsupium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin marsūpium, from Ancient Greek μαρσίππιον (marsíppion), diminutive of μάρσιππος (mársippos, pouch), perhaps of Oriental origin.

Noun[edit]

marsupium (plural marsupia)

  1. The external pouch in which female marsupials rear and feed the young.
  2. A brood pouch in some fishes, crustaceans and insects in the family Monophlebidae.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin marsūpium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑrsupiu̯m/, [ˈmɑrs̠upiu̯m]
  • Hyphenation: mar‧su‧pium

Noun[edit]

marsupium

  1. (zoology) marsupium

Declension[edit]

Inflection of marsupium (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative marsupium marsupiumit
genitive marsupiumin marsupiumien
partitive marsupiumia marsupiumeja
illative marsupiumiin marsupiumeihin
singular plural
nominative marsupium marsupiumit
accusative nom. marsupium marsupiumit
gen. marsupiumin
genitive marsupiumin marsupiumien
partitive marsupiumia marsupiumeja
inessive marsupiumissa marsupiumeissa
elative marsupiumista marsupiumeista
illative marsupiumiin marsupiumeihin
adessive marsupiumilla marsupiumeilla
ablative marsupiumilta marsupiumeilta
allative marsupiumille marsupiumeille
essive marsupiumina marsupiumeina
translative marsupiumiksi marsupiumeiksi
instructive marsupiumein
abessive marsupiumitta marsupiumeitta
comitative marsupiumeineen
Possessive forms of marsupium (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person marsupiumini marsupiumimme
2nd person marsupiumisi marsupiuminne
3rd person marsupiuminsa

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μαρσίππιον (marsíppion), diminutive of μάρσιππος (mársippos, pouch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marsūpium n (genitive marsūpiī or marsūpī); second declension

  1. pouch, purse

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative marsūpium marsūpia
Genitive marsūpiī
marsūpī1
marsūpiōrum
Dative marsūpiō marsūpiīs
Accusative marsūpium marsūpia
Ablative marsūpiō marsūpiīs
Vocative marsūpium marsūpia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: marsupium
  • Italian: marsupio
  • Spanish: marsupio

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